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Tips for graduation gift ideas for students of all ages

Graduation is a time of accomplishment. It’s the moment when all the hard work comes together and is a major milestone for a child.

Finding the right gift to mark this momentous occasion can be tricky. What does a child want? Is there anything the graduate needs? What will help the child in the future?

Whether it's a kindergarten graduation or the student is in cap and gown receiving a PhD, graduation is a moment of pride and achievement for both child and parent. You've made it!

Canadian parents searching for government grants for education

If the government presented you with extra money, would you take it?

You don’t have to imagine this.This already happens. Really.

The thing is - not everyone is aware that the government contributes money to Canadians saving in a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). It’s an incentive for families to save for their children’s future.

It’s easy. You put money into an RESP, the government adds education savings grant funds. It’s kind of like having exclusive access to money for the future.

Sports, scholarships and the importance of saving for the future

By: Veronica Torres


I can’t accurately describe who I am without talking about sports. Soccer has played such an important role in my life, and is more than just a hobby. For me, soccer has been formative – it has shaped my character, exposed me to new experiences, and opened doors to numerous opportunities.

The rising costs of university tuition and fees

We hear it all the time.  “Tuition is expensive.”

The numbers prove it.  Statistics Canada has found in the past 10 years, the average university tuition has jumped from $4347 to $6373 - an increase of 46%!

That’s not the only post-secondary fee that’s on the rise.

Charmaine Holland with friends playing Rummy

Charmaine Holland wants to make a difference in the world.   The 19 year old’s lifelong dream is to become a geriatric doctor. 

Her desire to make a positive contribution to the elderly was evident even in high school when she started an organization in the Niagara Region called, “Wise Souls, Young Spirits".  The program connects youth with seniors at a local retirement home. 

Father and Daughter Looking at Laptop

This blog was written by Peter Lewis.  Peter is the Vice President at Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and was active in securing the Alberta Centennial Education Savings grant  nearly a decade ago. 

With a new government poised to lead Alberta, it’s a good time for the newly elected premier to reflect on what matters most to families.  Is it education, health, financial well being, or all of the above?  Whatever it may be, last night’s election results showed Albertans wanted change.

Students Studying on Campus Grounds

I remember the feeling well. It was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as I drove our daughter in a van loaded with everything she needed for her first year in residence at Carleton University. Have we done everything to prepare her for a university education? Will she be up to the challenge of living away from home for the first time? Did we really remember to pack everything that she will need?

LIttle Boy and Golden Retriever

More Canadians are saving more money for college than ever before. Maybe it has something to do with the increasing cost of tuition or the stories we hear about students with large debt loads that have parents convinced they need to plan ahead and save for their child’s academic career. Newly released data from HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) shows that roughly 45 per cent of Canadian children had an RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) set up for them by their parents in 2012.

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